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Desmodus

(dez'mō'dŭs),
A blood-feeding genus of Chiroptera, known generally as vampire bats, found in Trinidad and in Mexico, Central and South America; Desmodus artibaeus, Desmodus rotundus, and Desmodus rufus, three species present in both Trinidad and South America, are reservoir hosts of rabies virus.
[desmo- + G. odous, tooth]
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In this article we reporta new case of albinism in a bat found in Corrientes, north-eastern Argentina, being at the same time the first for the Desmodus rotundus species.
Key words: Desmodus rotundus, albinism, Corrientes, Argentina.
Molecular characterization identified Desmodus rotundus as the reservoir species.
Other species of bats collected at Lancitilla included: Phyllostomus discolor verrucosus, Glossophaga soricina handleyi, Carollia perspicilata azteca, Sturnira lilium parvidens, Desmodus rotundus murinus, Artibeus jamaicensis richardsoni, Artibeus lituratus intermedius, Dermanura phaeotis phaeotis, Uroderma bilobatum molaris, Vampyressa pusilla thyone, Vampyrops helleri, Eptesicus furinalis gaumeri, and Rhogeessa tumida.
Outbreak of human rabies in Madre de Dios and Puno, Peru, due to contact with the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus.
Other species collected at this locality were Desmodus rotundus murinus and Balantiopteryx plicata plicata.
positive) Carollia Arima (2), Fyzabad 5 (1) perspicillata (2)*, Tabaquite (1) (Phyllostomidae) Glossophaga soricina Couva (12)*, 21 (1) (Phyllostomidae) Tabaquite (7) Noctilio leporinus Couva (6) 6 (0) (Noctilionidae) Desmodus rotundus Fyzabad (3), Morne 14 (0) (Phyllostomidae) Diablo (3), Rousillac (1), La Brae (7) Pteronotus parnelli Tabaquite (29), 31 (0) (Mormoopidae) Wallerfield (2) Molossus major Talparo (25) 25 (0) (Molossidae) Mormoops sp.
Desmoteplase, first in a new class of plasminogen activators, is a genetically engineered version of a clot-busting agent found in the saliva of the vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus.
Antigenic variant-3 (AgV3), epidemiologically associated with vampire bats, Desmodus rotundus, was identified in 3 bovine samples.
Isolates were antigenically characterized as Desmodus rotundus variant 3 (AgV3).
This dataset includes representatives from 19 of the 32 species found in Texas; also included are Desmodus rotundus from the Fort Worth Zoo and one or two species of fruit bats.
Both patients lived in a rural area where cattle had a high risk for bat bites, but neither person had a definitive history of being bitten by a rabid animal, Characterization of the rabies viruses from the patients showed that the reservoir was the hematophagous Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus, and that a sick cat was the vector.